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Harris Wimbledon Free School

The Government’s free school policy is bringing hope and choice across London as well as raising standards.

Crossrail 2 Meeting

Last Thursday, I organised a meeting for local residents with TfL and Network Rail to discuss the safeguarding proposals for Crossrail 2. The meeting was incredibly popular and I am sorry if you were unable to make it inside the hall. Unfortunately, with short notice given by TFL, we were unable to secure a venue with larger capacity. 

Crossrail 2 Meeting

Last Thursday, I organised a meeting for local residents with TfL and Network Rail to discuss the safeguarding proposals for Crossrail 2. The meeting was incredibly popular and I am sorry if you were unable to make it inside the hall. Unfortunately, with short notice given by TFL, we were unable to secure a venue with larger capacity. 

Vision for Wimbledon - Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended my two public meetings today in Morden and Wimbledon Village - I heard a lot of great ideas for our area from residents.

Vision for Wimbledon - Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended my two public meetings today in Morden and Wimbledon Village - I heard a lot of great ideas for our area from residents.

Christmas Lunch on Jesus

At Christmas time, many of us are fortunate enough to be able to surround ourselves with family and friends and to relax. Some, however are not so lucky. I have, in my time as your MP, been very lucky to be able to witness first-hand the kindness shown by members of the community at this time of year. 

Development News

The Rainbow site in Raynes Park has had several controversial plans over the last five years, most of which have met with much local opposition. The current plan is a mixed use site with some light industrial/office space plus residential blocks of flats. It is now believed that the plans conform to the local planning guidelines. However, several questions remain about amount of traffic, the need for extra local infrastructure and the height of residential units. I have met with the developers to discuss these matters, and as I have previously opposed some of the plans for this site, I am seeking reassurance about these matters. If the plan meets with LBM guidelines and is passed, then I will continue to work hard to get the best outcome for local residents. 

Vineyard Hill Road Surgery

Many people in Wimbledon Park will have been surprised last week to receive a letter from NHS England saying that Dr Jones and Dr Provost were to retire and the surgery close. I firstly want to express my thanks to both Dr Provost and Dr Jones for their care and hard work over the last quarter century.

Safer Streets Campaign

I am starting a Safer Streets campaign to highlight the need for more safe crossings in Wimbledon. Firstly, I will be campaigning for a crossing on Martin Way to help parents and children going to St Joseph Hood and a crossing on Durnsford Road to help parents and children going to Wimbledon Park Primary. I would be grateful to receive more thoughts and ideas on ways to make our streets safer.

Merton Priory Homes - High Path Estate

I recently met with Merton Priory Homes to discuss their redevelopment of High Path estate. I raised with them many points that have been put to me by fellow constituents, notably: